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Barney posted 10-10-2007 09:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barney   Send Email to Barney  
Ok who still has their 2003 Montauk? Or their 2002.

Original owner only.

I think Knot has his. I've got mine, still have the carbed 4-Stroke too. New plugs at 265 hours. Made a difference too. Runs fine with the big filter. Jim

Matthew posted 10-11-2007 12:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
I still have mine. Six seasons and still running strong. 2002 w/ 90hp 2 stroke.
WT posted 10-11-2007 01:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Just curious, but how much was the base price of your 170 Montauk with the 4 stroke?

My 2004 170 Montauk with 4 stroke was $22,495 with fishing package. I don't know my cost for the fishing package.

Today's base price is $24,256. (fishing package is an additional $599)


Knot at Work posted 10-11-2007 02:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     

yes I still have mine. Don't plan on ever selling. Low Low hours since I have been in Italy. Had the impeller replaced and plugs back in May. Engine has less than 100 hours on it. Need to get the details of the filter you put in. I have asked my Dad to run the motor every couple of months and I have had no carb issues either... Strong motor, Even Stronger Boat.

They way my boating future portends, I may have 150 hours on it by the time the Whaler is 10 years old...


GreatBayNH posted 10-11-2007 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Not that anyone asked but for reference sake...

Brand new, I paid 23,888 for my 2006 170 Montauk with fishing package, swim platform and bow cushion.


erik selis posted 10-11-2007 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
I still have mine. 2003 Model, 170 Montauk with a 90-hp, ELPTO 2-stroke. I have about 450 hours on her and the engine keeps getting better I have to admit. I take very good care of my boat. Actually it looks brand new even though I will own her 5 years next month. I think the 170 Montauk is one of the most versatile boats on the marketplace.


lakelab posted 10-11-2007 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakelab  Send Email to lakelab     
Still have my '03 170. We keep thinking of moving up but cant justify it at the end as this boat has all we need. (except storage <G>). Same motor, Merc 90 2 stroke. Approx 400 hours.

InHerNet posted 10-11-2007 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Still have mine - 2002 with 90hp two stroke
Maximus posted 10-11-2007 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maximus  Send Email to Maximus     
I sold 2003 in June with 220 hours. Great boat and I still miss her.

I paid $23,336 with cushions, bimini, swim platform, fishing package, and 4 stroke.

I got $20K for her and had multiple parties fighting over it.

Marsh posted 10-12-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
I've still got my '04...but I bought it in 2003. Does that count?

I may never sell it. I still regret selling my '76 Montauk several years ago. I tried with no luck to buy it back a few years later.


Rich M posted 10-12-2007 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
We still have our 2003 170 Montauk with ELPTO 2 stroke, no plans on selling any time soon. Runs like a watch and it's paid for, needless to say I'm very content.
LabRtvr posted 10-12-2007 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for LabRtvr    
I still have my 2003 170 Montauk with ELPTO 2 stroke. Its paid for and I have no plans on selling. That new Honda 90 would look great on it in a few years.
whalerdude posted 10-12-2007 04:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
I have had my 2006 for 2 years now. 90EFI
I paid about $25,500

I like it. I have new bow rails on it which have not cracked yet.

everything else is stock.

bwhaler01 posted 10-13-2007 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for bwhaler01  Send Email to bwhaler01     

That sounds like a very reasonable price for a 2006 170. Where did you purchase it??? Did you get the full bow rail and all the options too? Did you purchase during the winter season to negoiate your price??

I am stongly considering purchasing a 2008 170 Montauk this winter. I bought my 150 sport from Russo's in MA. I have a dealer in NH, Shep Browns Boat Basin, but don't think they are as aggressive with price.


GreatBayNH posted 10-13-2007 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I did not opt for the deletion of the bow rail. As per my post the options were fishing package, swim platform and bow cushion. I purchased in April of 2006. The dealer as York Harbor Marine in York, Maine. I am an NH resident so I don't pay a sales tax in or out of state. Hope this helps.


Barney posted 10-14-2007 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Looks like there are a few original 2002/2003 owners still around. After one look at that boat back in 2002 we knew we wanted one. The original price with 4-Stroke, fishing package and bimini was $21,500. Jim
Knot at Work posted 10-15-2007 03:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
I think I paid 20,700 out the door. Fishing Package and Bow Cushion, 4 stroke.
bobeson posted 10-17-2007 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for bobeson  Send Email to bobeson     

I still have my 2003 Montauk 170 with the carbed 90hp 4-stroke. I've modified it a fair amount now, with big upgrades to the electrical and fuel systems. The carbs have given me plenty of grief, but now that I make sure to use fuel stabilizers and cleaners every time I fill up, I seem to have fewer problems after periods of non-use. I still yearn for an EFI engine, though, but I doubt I'll be changing engines anytime soon. I think the next modification I'll be doing is to built an oversize davit and mount for an absurdly-large crab pot hauler I purchased. I don't plan to ever sell this boat, even if I get something bigger someday.
Beaner posted 10-19-2007 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

Still have my 2003 w/90 2 stroke. Don't use it as much as I would like, but its getting harder as the kids get older and have more activities. Had a few great trips with them this year so I'm now aiming for quality over quanity. Boat still looks great. Haven't had any problems with motor after carb rebuild and fuel filter install in early 2005. W/o electronics and canvas, paid $19,000 in March 2003. No plans on parting with her anytime in the near future.
CaptD posted 11-26-2007 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptD  Send Email to CaptD     
This makes me feel good. I just bought a 2003 w/90 2stroke SW, bimini, fishing package and bow cushion. She's very clean, unfortunately with bottom paint. I've been so busy I haven't been able to get her out yet. Did spend a couple hours out in the rain today scrubbing the deck. Man, I need a better cleaner. Hope to get a few trips in before the snow starts to fall. Love those trailer brakes too!

Glad to hear the positive responses.


wetdog posted 12-01-2007 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for wetdog  Send Email to wetdog     
I still have mine (bought new in 2003), but decided to sell it this week to upgrade. The montauk is a great boat! Anybody want to buy it, just email me. Mine is in Pensacola, sure have caught many fish with it...

pirate36 posted 12-04-2007 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for pirate36  Send Email to pirate36     
Just bought a 2002 17 Montauk with the carbed Merc 90. Runs great and had about 75 hours on her when I bought it. Has the bow rails, fishing package, FF, GPS and CD/stereo. I paid 13,500 for her and feel like I got a great boat for a good price.
Barney posted 12-05-2007 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Man that's a great deal!


pirate36 posted 12-05-2007 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for pirate36  Send Email to pirate36     
Thanks Jim. I absolutely love this boat and proud to be a new member of the Whaler family.
boatdryver posted 12-07-2007 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
Pirate36, if you have the carbed 4 stroke 90, there are a few simple things you may want to do if you won't be running the engine often year round. Otherwise the carb jets may clog and require cleaning after layup (reportedly $500).

All this is well covered here in previous threads. I've had a carbed 4 stroke (Honda 90) for 2 years now and have had no problems at all. All I do is always use Sta-Bil in the fuel, store the motor vertically, and run the motor with a hose attachment about once a month if I haven't used the boat.

Here in Norcal the off season is cool. (Less chance for fuel evaporation and varnish formation than for the snowbird folks in Florida who layup all summer) Maybe this is why I haven't had to drain the carbs (it is easy to do) as Honda recommends for layups lasting several months.


Tohsgib posted 12-12-2007 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I think my first post on this "side" ever.

For the carbs, a can of Berryman's B-12 every few months will keep them clean as a whistle($2.79) or Techron($6-7).

samwhaler posted 12-12-2007 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for samwhaler    
Still got mine. 2003 170 Montauk with Merc 90 4 stroke. Paid 23k and some change. Fishing package, Bimini, swim platform, added bow cushion (bought from BW marketplace), Nissan 5hp 4s kicker. Garmin GPS and fish-finder that need upgrade to the 400's or 500's.
love it. Its a keeper. Just use Stabil with each refill, it runs great. Pulling it down to the keys on the 27th. (:
10 days of fishing, yeees.

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